Not My Boy – Kelly Simmons

Happy release day!

Thanks to Sourcebooks for the free early copy in exchange for my honest review

NOT MY BOY – Kelly Simmons (Releasing January 5th, 2021)

Book Description:

Who will you cross to protect your own?

When Hannah packs up her past and moves to the cottage next-door to her sister, she hopes the luxe neighborhood and close family ties will be the perfect escape for her son and the shadows that trail them. But when a young girl goes missing days after they unload their final boxes and her son is quickly thrown under suspicion, Hannah must do whatever it takes to protect her child.

Even if that means pointing the blame her sister’s way instead.

With investigators swarming and neighborhood scrutiny closing in, the divide between two sisters grows. As one fiercely defends her husband, the other shields her boy from the crime, keeping quiet the secrets that might unravel it all.

And all the while, one young girl has vanished, and someone is to blame.

My Thoughts: 3/5 stars

If you’re looking for a quick thriller, then make sure to check out NOT MY BOY by Kelly Simmons. This has all the elements that you come to hope for in a thriller – fast pace, short chapters, a missing little girl, and plenty of secrets to keep everyone guessing.

I’m so torn with this one, because on the one hand I really enjoyed it but I just couldn’t connect with any of the characters. I saw so many glowing reviews and there was just something missing for me but I can’t pinpoint what it exactly was. I was able to fly through it and liked the journey, but I just didn’t really connect to or care about the characters.

I would definitely try out more from Kelly Simmons in the future! I would still highly recommend this if you’re looking for a quick thriller to add to the TBR.

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